70 DIY Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

70 DIY Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Do you need some DIY Christmas gift basket ideas this year? We found the best Christmas gift baskets for kids, teens, spouses, couples, neighbors, friends, & anyone else on your Christmas list.

When in doubt on what to get someone for Christmas a gift basket won’t let you down! Not only is it fun to receive but it shows that you went the extra mile to pick out just the right things and put it all together.

If you feel overwhelmed on what to put in a Christmas gift basket, the easiest way to start is to pick a theme! Do you know a kid that loves legos? Or how about a co-worker that can’t live without coffee? Look for their interests and run with it!

Here are some Christmas gift basket theme ideas to get you started.

  • For kids. Legos, playdough, barbies, unicorns, candy, puzzles, art supplies.
  • For teens. Body care, favorite color, journaling, games, movies & candy, sports, video gamer.
  • For women. Gardening, spa day, wine night, cooking, coffee lover, reader.
  • For men. Fishing, golf, sports, beef jerky, beer, mixers, slippers, coffee lover, shaving sets.
  • For couples. Wine & cheese, jam tasting, date boxes, spa nights, champagne sets.
  • For friends. Coffee, wine, gourmet foods, joke boxes.
  • For neighbors. Cookie kits, hot cocoa kits, ice cream sets, breakfast kits.

What kind of basket should you use?

The gift basket in most cases can be the gift itself. You can honestly use anything. Just be aware of the size you are looking at. Big baskets mean more items you’ll need to fill it with! Check out some of these great basket ideas to try.

  • Wooden crate.
  • Colander.
  • Galvanized bucket.
  • Pail.
  • Wicker bin.
  • Fabric bin.
  • Glass jar with a lid.
  • Oven mitts.
  • Large toys.
  • Bushel Basket.

What should you put in your gift basket?

The best way to decide what to put in the basket is to find balance. Lopsided baskets aren’t visually appealing and the whole goal here to get a “wow” out of the gift basket receiver. Get yourself organized with these general guidelines for how to create a killer basket!

  1. Pick the right sized basket.
  2. Add filler to lift items. Crinkled paper, poly fluff, straw, etc. Can all help elevate items effectively.
  3. Choose an anchor gift. One larger gift to take center stage in the back to add height.
  4. Chose 4-5 smaller gifts that stagger left & right in front of the anchor gift.
  5. Fill dead spots with candy, candy canes, small gifts, flowers, greenery, etc.
  6. Make it decorative with bows, ribbon, tags, or cellophane to bring it all together.

Are you inspired yet? Keep on scrolling to see these amazing 70 DIY Christmas gift basket ideas you’ll want to get started on right away!

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKETS FOR KIDS

Kids especially love a good gift basket. I mean who wouldn’t? It’s a gift that keeps on giving little surprises. Watch the look on a kids face when they open up any of the following Christmas gift baskets!

01 | HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

02 | STORY TIME

03 | SLIME-N-SNACKS

04 | UNICORN BATHTIME

05 | CARS LOVER

06 | THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

07 | ARTSY

08 | PRINCESS SURPRISE

09 | CHRISTMAS EVE BOX

10 | CREATIVITY IN A BOX

THE DATING DIVAS . COM

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR TEENAGERS

Teen boys & girls are without a doubt some of the hardest people to shop for. Everything can be a hit or miss, so why not go safe with a great gift basket filled with a bunch of items? Chances are they’ll like at least something in there…

11 | COLORFUL

12 | COZY & CREATIVE

13 | TEA TIME

14 | HATS & MITTENS

LAUREN CONRAD . COM

15 | BLUSH

16 | OH JOY

17 | FAVORITE BLUE

18 | TWISTED PURPLE

19 | I NEED SOME SPACE

20 | THUMB SUMO

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR WOMEN

The common theme for women’s gift baskets is cozy, spa day, coffee, & wine. Who can blame them! Give the woman in your life, whether it’s your girlfriend, wife, mom, or sister with a gorgeous gift basket they will be sure to use.

21 | LETS GET COZY

22 | BREATHE

23 | SWEET & SAVORY

24 | LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE

25 | GIRLS WEEKEND GETAWAY BASKET

26 | LAVENDAR

27 | THE GARDENS CALLING

28 | DARLING

29 | ADVENTURE AWAITS

30 | ESPRESSO

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR MEN

If you’ve ever spent countless hours trying to figure out what to buy the men in your life, simplify it with a gift basket. With just one clue as to what they enjoy you can create a themed Christmas gift basket in no time.

31 | MECHANICS GIFT SET

32 | QUESO IN A JAR

33 | AFTERSHAVE

34 | GRILL CADDY

35 | MIXED DRINKS

36 | KING OF THE GRILL

37 | FIRE STARTER

38 | MOSCOW MULE

39 | SNACKS & SLIPPERS

40 | SPREAD & NIBBLES

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR COUPLES

Not sure what to get your couple friends this year? Instead of trying to figure out two individual gifts, combine them with one of these fantastic Christmas basket ideas for couples! Encourage them to have a fun night in, give each other a spa day, or enjoy a nice glass of wine by the fire.

41 | WIFEY & HUBBY

42 | MIXED NUTS

43 | NETFLIX & CHILL

44 | LET’S STAY HOME

45 | MISTLETOE

46 | LOVE & BLESSED

47 | BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

48 | A NIGHT IN

49 | GINGERBREAD

50 | SPA DATE

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR FAMILIES

Do you know a couple families you would like to give a gift to this year? Check out these great DIY Christmas gift basket ideas that can bring the entire family together.

51 | ICE CREAM BAR

52 | COCOA COLA

53 | SUGAR COOKIES

54 | ELF

55 | COOKIE TIME

56 | MOVIE NIGHT

57 | PERFECT PAIL

58 | DIY HOT COCOA KIT

59 | CARAMEL COCOA

50 | POP CORN

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR FRIENDS

Not sure what to get your friends this year? These Christmas gift baskets will not disappoint. From best friends, co-worker buddies, and acquaintances, any friend of yours would be lucky to receive one of these beautiful baskets.

51 | TIS THE SEASON

52 | TIERED KITCHEN GIFT BASKET

53 | BUBBLE OVER

54 | MAGNOLIA TABLE

55 | MARGARITA TIME

56 | CROCK POT

57 | KNIT

58 | COPPER CUP

59 | MOSCOW MULE STARTER KIT

60 | HOT COCOA FRIEND DATE

CHRISTMAS GIFT BASKET IDEAS FOR NEIGHBORS

If you’re lucky enough to be friendly with the neighbors it might not be a surprise they give you a little something for the holidays. Return the favor with one of these simple & inexpensive Christmas gift basket ideas.

61 | FARMHOUSE PANCAKES

62 | HOUSE BLEND

63 | CHRISTMAS MORNING COFFEE

64 | HEARTH & HOME

65 | HOME SWEET HOME

66 | TIS THE SEASON FOR COOKIES

67 | ISLAND PINE

68 | COUNTRY BREAKFAST

69 | LIKE ME BOX

70 | ITALIAN LOVERS

Happy Holidays & Happy Decluttering!

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